Doctors suggest possible cause of 'COVID toe'

The virus may cause red or purplish patches on fingers and toes, say case report author

Coronavirus-infected patients may develop reddish-purple lesions on their fingers or toes "resembling chilblains disease," doctors from Kuwait report.

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An example of 'COVID toe' as posted by a doctor on Twitter.

They describe two women, with a history of recent travel to the UK, who developed reddish purple papules on their fingers.

Due to their travel history, both were tested and found positive for coronavirus, according to the report in